I don’t speak French, but I don’t have to speak it to know what a hit job this is if the first ten minutes is focusing on that vile antisemite Richard Spencer. My segment begins at 6 min 15 sec.
This is why France and the rest of Europe is doomed.
Richard Spencer is a despicable fringe opportunist. He’s a representative of the Trump movement as Lee Harvey Oswald is to the Democrats.
UPDATE: one of my French readers told me, “I speak French and watched it. It’s typical French left: Americans are stupid and Trump is white supremacists, Democrats
Here is the translation from GR reader Andrzej:
“(I won’t translate the parts on which the Frenchman is translating the English speech on-the-fly)
The alt-right movement is on everyone’s lips these days.
Donald Trump’s victory highlighted a new political force: the alternative right. A fringe in which the most extreme elements of the right reside. The fascist discourse of the alt-right flirts with neo-nazism. Hitlerian slogans steps away from the White House. These images of a Nazi salute have made the rounds around the world. The conference was organized by Richard Spencer. Underneath his gentlemanly appearance is an unapologetic supremacist. He defends the idea of a pure, white America. A frame of thought which, until now, was marginal but which Spencer has helped to release from the shadows. This is hate speech that Richard Spencer has been propogating all over the country for months. We find him in College Station, a University town in Texas where he must give a conference.
Donald Trump has never officially disavowed Richard Spencer’s movement, but has retweeted his racist messages throughout his presidential campaign. Like Trump, Spencer enjoys provocation. Wherever he goes, he makes waves. He unleashes unprecedented reactions and is always met by the same welcoming committee.
Richard Spencer stays somewhat away but he seems to savour the attention that he is receiving.
The hour of the conference is approaching. Tensions are rising. 400 people have come to listen to the former ophtalmologist who has become the guru of fascists. Among his fans are members of organizations which are openly racist: The Society for Aryan Renaissance for example.
Opponents have infiltrated the conference room. Among them are Blacks and Hispanics. Suddenly, they break the atmosphere.
The militants are calmly evacuated and Spencer can finish his discourse.
Richard Spencer could present himself as a candidate for Congress in 2017. He would therefore introduce his fascist dialogue to politics. His strong influence comes
partly as a result of a very controversial Internet news site: Breitbart News. Breitbart News is the messenger of the alt-right. Once Trump entered the race, the Internet site stood firmly on his side. Trump paid them back by hiring Steve Bannon, the site’s head, to lead his campaign last summer. He has since become a special consultant to the White House.
And in this fight club, there is a star: a woman. Pamela Geller writes for the site since its very beginnings in 2007. Geller, of Jewish origin, is Pro-Israel but she has no problems with the neo-nazis because they share the same target: the Muslims. Her islamophobic comments have even caused her to be banned from entry into England. Breitbart is one of the rare medias which accept to publish her inflammatory editorials.
For Pamela Geller, the arrival of Trump in the White House is a longed-for career accelerator.
However, Breitbart alone could not have sufficed to convince people into voting for Trump. As the largest American newspapers supported Hillary Clinton, the billionaire used another web medium.
A little part of the country near Dallas. It may be here near the free-range cows and chickens that the presidential campaign changed.
Brandon Vallorani (spelling?) is the head of a nebulous far-right web site. His enterprise was strongly implicated in the campaign.
With only 15 permanent employees, Liberty Alliance looks more like a family business than a true news enterprise.
Advertising brings in more than $10 million every year to its platform. Brandon Vallorani’s secret is shocking headlines. Obama, friend of the terrorists; Hillary Clinton, Queen of Crime; Hillary the bi-sexual. The more shocking the headline, the larger the number of clicks.
This editor-in-chief is the king of fake news and shocking headlines. Obama the Muslim is already a classic, constantly revived on the majority of the group’s sites. This title affirms that Obama is linked to jihad. This title claims that Obama has a Muslim Army ready to sow chaos in the United States.
The employees of Liberty Alliance still have good days ahead of them. For the time being, on the web, no effective system has allowed for a filtration of true and false news.
The inability to filter fake and real news is exactly the criticism that Facebook has faced. The problem is that this year, more than 1 American in 2 has abandoned the traditional sources of information in favour of information gathered on social media. On Gizmodo – a blog specializing in the latest technology – we observe the phenomenon with a magnifying glass.
Democrats have not been the sole victims of far-right media. All those who don’t swear allegiance to Donald Trump can be targeted and tainted.
In Milwaukee, we are Republican from generation to generation. This radio station is the oldest and the most important in Wisconsin. Charlie Sykes was a star of the station. Disgusted by the campaign, he has decided to retire his mic. Meanwhile, he is a pure conservative.
Saying that (that Donald Trump wasn’t the pinnacle of conservatism) cost him dearly. The host lost friends, listeners and the supporters of the Republican candidate were torn.
Having become a pariah in his own camp, Charlie Sykes was the victim of an anti-semitic campaign.
Happy not to be talking about Trump every morning, Sykes has decided to write a new book.
Trump’s victory has left many journalists groggy but others jubilant. Gavin McInnes is not hiding his joy. In 1994, this Canadian co-created the magazine which would become Vice. However, the tone was not radical enough for him. So, in New York, he created a show in his image.
On his show, he allows himself to say whatever is on his mind. He is the only person on his ship. The Gavin McInnes Show is one of the web programs which bet on Trump since the very first hour.
Gavin McInnes does not define himself as a racist but as a Western “fanocrat.” He speaks as the voice of frustrated white men who have been emasculated by eight years of the Obama presidency.
On today’s menu, skepto jokes and a debate on jihadists in the United States. As always, Hillary takes the brunt, called a “cunt” on this t-shirt. The insulting tone is the rage on the Internet. More than 100,000 internauts pay $8 a month to see his show.
For Gavin McInnes, like for all of the agitators of the American fasco-sphere, the time of the underground influence is passed. The leader of the alt-right, Richard Spencer, is looking for rooms in Washington. Steve Bannon will soon have his office at the White House. And Breitbart lands in Europe. Already present in England, the site has recruited a correspondent in Rome. Berlin and Paris are next.”